Janelle Geddes assists clients in successfully navigating complex litigation, including commercial and multidistrict litigation and international arbitration. She has experience in the areas of discovery, depositions, pleadings, and motions and recently represented a Canadian investor in proceedings against Kazakhstan in an UNCITRAL arbitration. She also has defended a client facing allegations of fraud and corruption, including alleged violations of the U.S. securities laws.
Janelle is dedicated to pro bono service and has represented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. She also participates in the Housing Right to Counsel project, which focuses on representing tenants who live in subsidized housing and are facing eviction, and has been involved with Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force, which seeks to combat the increase in hate crimes in the United States.
- Vanderbilt University (J.D. 2016; Stanley D. Rose Memorial Book Award; Vanderbilt Law Review; Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review); Columbia University (B.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering 2012)
- Admitted in Tennessee and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member
- Law Clerk to Judge David Hale, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky (2016-2017); Extern to: Judge John Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2014) and Judge Joseph Hood, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky (Summer 2014)